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Re: OSD && DFSG - different purposes

Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com> writes:

> The problem with relying on human judgement is that it can be
> arbitrary.  If Microsoft came to Debian and said "Would you accept
> this software licensed under the Microsoft Public License?" would you
> be able to make a judgement which is not only not arbitrary, but which 
> could be *seen* to be non-arbitrary?  If you want to make judgements
> on things which aren't in the DFSG, how can you not be seen as
> arbitrary?

We don't care whether we are arbitrary or not.  Unlike OSI, we get to
be arbitrary.

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